Mau Mauas Children : The Making of Kenyaas Postcolonial Elite
by David P. Sandgren and Thomas Spear


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In 1963 David P. Sandgren went to Kenya to teach in a small, rural school for boys, where he remained for the next four years. These were heady times for Kenyans, as the nation gained its independence, approved a new constitution, and held its first elections.  Read more...


 
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In 1963 David P. Sandgren went to Kenya to teach in a small, rural school for boys, where he remained for the next four years. These were heady times for Kenyans, as the nation gained its independence, approved a new constitution, and held its first elections. In the school where Sandgren taught, the sons of Gikuyu farmers rose to the challenges of this post colonial era and, in time, entered Kenyan society as adults, joining Kenya's first generation of post colonial elites.
In Mau Mau's Children, Sandgren has reconnects with these former students. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews, he provides readers with a collective biography of the lives of Kenya's first postcolonial elite, stretching from their 1940s childhood to the peak of their careers in the 1990s. Through these interviews, Mau Mau's Children shows the trauma of growing up during the Mau Mau Rebellion, the nature of nationalism in Kenya, the new generational conflicts arising, and the significance of education and Gikuyu ethnicity on his students' path to success.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780299287849
  • ISBN-10: 029928784X
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 185
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds

Series: Africa and the Diaspora: History

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